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1. go ahead and do it then, go ahead then, go on then, go for it, give it heaps - an idiom used to warn someone that if they go ahead and do something problems will result. Sometimes said to someone who will not listen or take advice.
Kua roa mātou e kī ana he taniwha kei tēnā wāhanga o te awa, engari kei te hiahia tonu koe ki te haere ki reira hī tuna ai. Ā kāti, karawhiua atu. / We have been saying that there is a taniwha in that part of the river, but you still want to go there and fish for eels. Well, go and do it then.
1. (verb) (-a) to drive, lash, pelt down (of rain), whip.
Nā te nui o te āwhā me te karawhiu o ngā haumātakataka kīhai i taea te māngoingoi ika (TWK 45:5). / Because of the heavy rainfall and force of the hurricane fishing was not possible.
2. (verb) (-a) to give it everything, act aggressively, act with vigour.
Ka tīmata te kōkiri, karawhiua ana e rātou te haka a Te Rauparaha, a 'Ka mate, ka mate'. Karawhiua ana hoki te whakawāteatea atu i te hoariri, i ngā Tāke i ō rātou kōruarua (TTR 1998:180). / When they began the attack they vigorously performed Te Rauparaha's haka, 'Ka mate, ka mate' as they set about aggressively clearing the enemy, the Turks from their trenches.